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Framework Draft

Thank you for your interest. The public comment period for the NAEP Reading Assessment Framework closed on June 23, 2020. 

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Questions Driving the 2026 NAEP Reading Framework Update

  1. How should the texts and reading tasks used in NAEP be updated to reflect contemporary aspirations and expectations for reading?

  2. How should NAEP integrate reading and writing while maintaining NAEP Reading and NAEP Writing assessments and reporting?

  3. How should NAEP account for the interplay between knowledge and reading comprehension?

  4. How should NAEP take better advantage of the affordances of digitally-based assessments?

  5. How should NAEP modify the content and structure of the Reading assessment and the reporting of results in order to more equitably represent students' reading achievement?

  6. What new theoretical and research-based understandings about reading comprehension and its assessment need to be reflected in the framework?

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